triphosphoric acid

noun
tri·​phosphoric acid | \ ¦trī+...- \

Definition of triphosphoric acid

: a polyphosphoric acid H5P3O10 that is a partial anhydride of three molecules of orthophosphoric acid, is capable of hydrolysis into orthophosphoric acid and pyrophosphoric acid, and is known chiefly in the form of salts and esters

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History and Etymology for triphosphoric acid

tri- + phosphoric

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“Triphosphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triphosphoric%20acid. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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